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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pop The Flaming Lips With A Little Help From My Fwends [Warner Bros.] ∆∆∆ There has long been an argument among rock snobs regarding which is the true psychedelic rock masterpiece... Read More

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

JazzDave Koz and FriendsThe 25th of December[Concord]Three starsI want Dave Koz and his friends to come to my house for Christmas. The pictures are amazing: people sitting around with glasses of bubbl... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Tuesday, October 28, 2014

There has long been an argument among rock snobs regarding which is the true psychedelic rock masterpiece to have emerged from London in the late ’60s – was it the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper” or ... Read More

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ClassicalJeunehomme: Mozart, Haydn Piano QuartetsAlexandre Tharaud, pianoJoyce DiDonato, sopranoLes Violons du Roy, Bernard Labadie, conductor[Erato]3.5 starsMozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 is kn... Read More

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Rock Jerry Lee LewisRock & Roll Time[Vanguard]4 starsThere are two things that may drop your jaw about this disc. 1) The sheer robustness of Jerry Lee Lewis’ singing. He was 79 just four we... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Monday, October 27, 2014

So long, Nashville. Hello, New York City! Taylor Swift might have made it big as, ostensibly, a country artist. But with the release of “1989,” an album that, prerelease, has been as closely gu... Read More

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Rock Primus “Primus & the Chocolate Factory With the Fungi Ensemble” (ATO) Completely unsurprisingly, Primus mastermind and bassist supreme Les Claypool has been obsessed with Roald ... Read More

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Electronic/Hip-Hop Flying Lotus "You’re Dead!" [Warp] 4 stars Steven Ellison, aka Flying Lotus, scares me. He scares me because I want to believe that electronic music will never repl... Read More

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Classical/popPlacido DomingoEncanto del Mar (Mediterranean Songs)[Sony Classical]Three starsInside every singer with a big voice there seems to be a little voice, demanding a pop project. Domingo, one... Read More

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Electronic/Hip-HopFlying LotusYou’re Dead![Warp]4 starsSteven Ellison, aka Flying Lotus, scares me. He scares me because I want to believe that electronic music will never replace music made by... Read More
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